Graduate Stories

Accounting Graduate - Leona Heneghan

In 2009 I commenced my studies in GMIT Castlebar on the Higher Certificate in Business in Computer Applications programme.  On completing this program I decided to continue with the Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Financial Management before eventually progressing to the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting.

On completing my final exams I decided to continue with my education and pursue a masters qualification.  While researching the postgraduate programme, I saw the opportunity to apply for a scholarship funded by CIMA.  Following an essay submission, I was called to interview and shortly after was fortunate enough to become a “CIMA scholar” 2013 – 2014.  I have since commenced my studies at University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business.

GMIT Castlebar is truly an extraordinary place in which to study.  The support received from both the lecturers and peers is tremendous.  I truly believe that the education and guidance I received from the lecturers in GMIT Castlebar has aided me in becoming a CIMA scholar, has prepared me for the demanding requirements of a masters programme and has provided me with a solid foundation for my future endeavours.